Cool Science Sites

This Web index of The Merck Manuals provides links to all of the online versions of the famous Merck Manuals, including: The Merck Manual Home Edition, The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy and The Merck Manual of Health & Aging. Also included is the Merck Veterinary Manual for those with pets.

The mission of The Why Files: Science Behind the News, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is to explore the science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and to present those topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner.

Study the anatomy of the human body. It's fun, interactive, and an ideal reference site for students or those who just want to know more about the medical descriptions used by doctors and nurses.

New Scientist is an excellent source of science news. Scientific American, of course, is always wonderful as is the news section of the Discovery Channel site.

Ever wonder How Stuff Works? On a sort of related note, are you interested in manufacturing? Okay, probably not. But this site showing video and animation about how things are made is still fascinating.

If you ever have to care for a lost baby bird, click here. Even if you don't, the information on birds is fascinating.

Here's an interesting paper on the holographic universe theory. Here's a site devoted to explaining and exploring String Theory in physics. Hyper Physics a well-organized overview of concepts and Physics Web keeps you up to date with news and new concepts.

Here is Princeton's Project to measure Global Consciousness. Interesting. Science and religion (sort of) meet in Process Philosophy.

Here's a site offering a variety of timelines on the Web, including timelines of art, history, science, and more.

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors without ever leaving your desk. Tap into the sights and sounds from a wide variety of environments throughout America. The American Field Guide has collected more than 1400 video clips that enable you to experience America's wilderness firsthand. Simply browse the topics or search for your particular interests.

Open Heart: visit this virtual hospital where you will learn about disease, the human heart, surgery, and healthy living. You can "perform" open heart surgery and try building a model of the human heart.

The speech accent archive uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed. The archive is used by people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers.

Want to know the world's cold, hard facts right now? Get real-time info on the world's population, number of births per second, how many bicycles have been made this year, how many people have seen movies so far, and so on. Bliss for an information junkie! Check out Worldometers.

Merch Veterinary Manual is the single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information. It includes more than 12,000 indexed topics and more than 1200 illustrations.

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